The Circle of Eros: Sexuality in the Work of William Dean Howells

The Circle of Eros examines the sexual themes in the novels and writings of America’s “genteel” turn-of-the-century author and argues that William Dean Howells was not the respectable prude of literary renown. As Henry James said, Howells was “much more passionate” than he. Over the course of his career, he made sex a central concern and advanced sexual and feminist ideas that anticipated the future.

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